Emilie Gardberg is the director of the Finnish Institute in London, who can’t wait for the Christmas season. Check out her recommendations for this November.
The Eternal Flame-London Philharmonic Orchestra
London Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Vladimir Jurowski take on four compositions from the last century and present an anticipated premiere by Finland’s very own composer Magnus Lindberg. With a stellar soloist cast and the London Philharmonic Choir this concert promises to be as ravishing as the turmoiled world the works are depicting.
The Eternal Flame, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX. https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/105297-eternal-flame-2018. 10.11.2018. 7:30pm. Admission: £10–£46.
Finnish Christmas Fair
For a Finn, a Christmas Fair is a must to get into the Christmas spirit. It is not all about shopping, but also about taking in the familiar scents and aromas of Christmas at home. Sure enough you can also delve into anything from Moomins to Finnish design and there will be live music to make you step a bit lighter. Even Santa has promised to pop by!
Finnish Christmas Fair, Finnish church in London, 33 Albion Street, London SE16 7HZ. https://lontoo.merimieskirkko.fi/events/joulumyyjaiset-finnish-christmas-fair/. 21.–25.11.2018. Admission: Free.
Nordic Jazz Comets presents: Signe
Nordic Jazz Comets presents up-and-coming acts from each Nordic country. New York based Finnish jazz-bassist Kaisa Mäensivu is performing with her ensemble. Signe, four female voices and a double bass. Come enjoy this free concert afternoon in the Barbican!
Nordic Jazz Comets, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS. https://www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2018/event/nordic-jazz-comets-efg-london-jazz-festival-freestage. 25.11.2018. 2pm. Admission: Free.
Photo: Signe by Venla Helenius.